Popcorn Sales are the #1, most important fundraising event that our Pack participates in each year. Our registration fee $205 per year, but our costs are about $340. After the $155 BSA and TFC dues are taken out that leaves the pack with about $50 to cover about $185 per Scout. This is why Popcorn Sales and other fundraisers are so important to keep our pack running effectively. Our pack earns 30% of all popcorn sold.
In order to break even we need all Scouts to sell an average of about $540 worth of popcorn. This means we need to have a pack goal of about $12150-$16200 in popcorn sales! (These amounts are based on 30 Scouts in the Pack. Because some costs are split among everyone the actual goals may increase or decrease based on the size of our Pack.) This sounds like a lot, but in reality it amounts to each Scout selling about 3-5 items per week throughout the sale. If we fall short we have to make cuts in the amount of entertainment and food we supply at events, training and supply reimbursements we provide, and more. We will continue to offer pack events, however there may be ticket fees to cover some additional costs (e.g. the family campout may have a fee).
If each Scout is able to sell $540 worth of popcorn Pack 131 will be in a strong financial position and we will be able to cover or offset the cost of more pack events (like Medieval Times or sporting events), acquire new equipment for our pack (like camping gear, new Raingutter Regatta equipment, etc.), and provide additional leadership training opportunities to our adult volunteers (which can include YOU!). With the help of all Scouts, parents, and leaders, I'm confident that we'll be able to fund a great Scouting program for 2023 and beyond!
Hello, my name is _____ (say first name only). I am selling popcorn to support Cub Scout Pack 131 here in DeKalb. I have a goal of $540 so that I can go on campouts, work on service projects, and learn important life skills, all while having a ton of fun. Would you be willing to help me reach my goal? You can buy some popcorn from me or even donate popcorn to the military.OR
Hi, my name is _______________ (say first name only).
I'm a Scout with Pack 131 here in DeKalb. I am selling popcorn to help raise money for our Pack Campout and other activities. By buying popcorn today, you'll be helping me to do fun things, learn valuable skills, and serve my community with my Pack all year long.
(Hand the customer the Take Order form and a pen and point out your favorite item. Make sure it is a $20 or more item).
You'll help me, won't you?